Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia
Author : Marguerite Manteau-Rao
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2016-02-02
ISBN 10 : 9781626251595
ISBN 13 : 1626251592
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia Book Description:

If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, you know firsthand the challenge of providing care while maintaining your own well-being. Caring for a Loved One with Dementia offers a compassionate and effective mindfulness-based dementia care (MBDC) guide to help you reduce stress, stay balanced, and bring ease into your interactions with the person with dementia. In this book, you’ll learn how to approach caring with calm, centered presence; respond to your loved one with compassion; and maintain authentic communication, even in the absence of words. Most importantly, you’ll discover ways to manage the grief, anger, depression, and other emotions often associated with dementia care, so you can find strength and meaning in each moment you spend with your loved one.

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia
Author : Pauline Boss
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2011-08-09
ISBN 10 : 9781118002292
ISBN 13 : 1118002296
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia Book Description:

Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease
Author : Elizabeth T Hall
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 150
Release : 2015-10-23
ISBN 10 : 9781317826255
ISBN 13 : 1317826256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease Book Description:

Clarify your thinking on an issue that can tear families apart! Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Christian Perspective is the touching story of a woman’s daily struggles as a caregiver to her mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll learn how God’s presence in her life has helped her. You will also find practical day-to-day tips for living with a loved one suffering from senile dementia and how your spirituality can make the journey easier for both of you. This important guide provides an honest description of the emotions you may be forced to come to terms with while dealing with a loved one or parishioner with Alzheimer’s disease and how God’s presence in your life can help lift that burden. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease gives you firsthand accounts of the stages of pain, despair, acceptance, and victory that you may experience while caring for someone with Alzheimer’s to let you know that what you are feeling is normal and that God will help you overcome these challenges. Alzheimer’s disease often goes undetected until its later stages. This informative book renders a clear description of the disease, alerting you to the known warning signs of dementia, and preparing you for the possibility of such a diagnosis. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease is filled with tips and suggestions to make caring for your loved one easier for both of you, such as: learning to separate the person from the disease researching the disease and keeping informed about every aspect of this progressive and irreversible neurological disorder realizing that you need emotional support and should seek help from your pastor, church care group, or best friend discovering how having power of attorney and creating a living will can prevent many problems in the future understanding that to care for your loved one at home is challenging and that taking simple steps, such as “baby-proofing” your house, will prevent traumatic disasters turning your anger and guilt to positive energy and avoiding emotional drain and strain This unique book offers you solace amidst the turbulence of caring for someone stricken with this difficult condition. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease provides an open and honest description of how faith can comfort and support you and your family while you care for someone with dementia.

The Caregiver Notebook

The Caregiver Notebook
Author : Jennifer Martindale-Adams
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 306
Release : 2015-08-12
ISBN 10 : 1515231224
ISBN 13 : 9781515231226
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Caregiver Notebook Book Description:

Caregiving for a loved one with dementia can be hard and sometimes you need help. The Caregiver Notebook provides that help. The Caregiver Notebook is based on twenty years of research and clinical care of people with dementia and their family caregivers. It is designed to help dementia caregivers manage their loved one's behaviors and care for themselves. The Notebook contains practical suggestions for daily use to manage thirty behavioral problems, such as repeated questions, agitation and bathing. It also has includes eighteen chapters on caregiving stressors, such as grief and asking for help. Information about dementia and safety concerns is also included. In addition, other chapters teach caregiving skills, such as problem solving, mood management, and reducing stress. Each topic is in large print and written in an easy to follow style.

AARP Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

AARP Loving Someone Who Has Dementia
Author : Pauline Boss
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2011-12-12
ISBN 10 : 9781118245699
ISBN 13 : 1118245695
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AARP Loving Someone Who Has Dementia Book Description:

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In Loving Someone Who Has Dementia, Pauline Boss provides research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia. Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.

The Caregiver s Guide to Dementia

The Caregiver s Guide to Dementia
Author : Gail Weatherill
Publisher : Rockridge Press
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN 10 : 1646113926
ISBN 13 : 9781646113927
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Caregiver s Guide to Dementia Book Description:

Care for yourself, while caring for a loved one with dementia When caring for someone with dementia, your own mental stability can be the single most critical factor in your loved one's quality of life. The Caregiver's Guide to Dementia brings practical and comprehensive guidance to understanding the illness, caring for someone, and caring for yourself. From understanding common behavioral and mood changes to making financial decisions, this book contains bulleted lists of actions you can take to improve your health and your caregiving. Inspirational and compassionate, it focuses on the caregiver's underlying love and humanity that cannot be taken away by any disease. In The Caregiver's Guide to Dementia you'll find: Dementia defined--Understand dementia and its many forms, with an explanation of the illness and its variations. Caregiver wellness--At the end of each chapter, a small section provides relaxation and mindfulness exercises and reflection for dementia caregivers. Practical approach--The back of the book is filled with resources, from financial planning to tips on safety, along with questions for health care professionals, lawyers, accountants, therapists, and friends.

Pilgrim Souls

Pilgrim Souls
Author : Jim Lotz
Publisher : Formac Publishing Company
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2013-09-18
ISBN 10 : 9781459502765
ISBN 13 : 1459502760
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilgrim Souls Book Description:

This memoir focuses on an experience all of us dread. Pat Lotz was an accomplished author and editor, active in her community, and a loving wife and mother. She succumbed to dementia which was later diagnosed as Alzheimer's at the age of 81. Jim Lotz, her husband, and himself the author of more than 20 books, became her primary caregiver and spent six years in this role before her death in 2012. Growing numbers of people are falling victim to dementia, and the condition challenges health care professionals and the health care system because there is no cure or treatment. Many people unexpectedly find themselves in the same role as Jim -- caregiver -- because they don't want to see their loved ones institutionalized before it is necessary. But caring for someone suffering from dementia is enormously challenging, and there are very few places to look for useful information and guidance. Jim's experiences offer insight, understanding, and hope for others facing the same situation. The past is often key to understanding the present for someone caring for a person with dementia. A caregiver who has shared a life is often able to understand what others could hardly guess at. Time and again in Jim's narrative, he is able to bring the perspective of his knowledge of Pat, her values, her loves, her fears, and her life experiences to shed a light that makes her words and actions more understandable. For many, the best approach to coming to grips with dementia has been through the worlds of literature and film. To these resources we can now add Jim Lotz's moving and compelling account of his life with his wife Pat before -- and after -- the onset of her dementia. In Pilgrim Souls, Jim has written a clear-eyed, emotionally honest and tremendously moving love story.

Caregiving Both Ways

Caregiving Both Ways
Author : Molly Wisniewski
Publisher : Mango Media
Total Pages : 178
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9781642506983
ISBN 13 : 1642506982
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caregiving Both Ways Book Description:

#1 New Release in Caregiving - Overcome the Language Barrier of Dementia When a parent, spouse, sibling, or loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, it can be difficult to know what to do. Your day can spiral into a never-ending series of tasks and attempts to communicate that leave you both frustrated. Instead of burning out, discover a new approach. When your loved one behaves differently than they used to, they’re just communicating in a new way. As caregivers, the most important thing we can do is learn that new language. Navigate the caregiving relationship: In Caregiving Both Ways, Molly Wisniewski offers essential advice for getting to know your loved one and yourself during this new phase of life. Learn to balance your priorities, avoid burning out, and honor self-care. Molly will teach you how to navigate the difficult moments with techniques she’s mastered from years of experience working with people with dementia. Prepare for each stage of care: Caregiving Both Ways is divided into two parts. First, learn how to care for your loved one with dementia and prioritize your new role as caregiver. Next, discover how to build a strong support system with help from professional caregivers and how to prepare for end-of-life care. In Caregiving Both Ways, you’ll find worksheets, exercises, and essential tips for smart, empathetic caregiving. You'll learn how to: Use non-medical interventions to reduce anxiety Prioritize and make time for your own care and mental health Identify triggers that may cause confusion in your loved one Handle difficult medical decisions Provide support and validation through all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia Readers who turned to Alzheimer’s books like The 36-Hour Day, When Reasoning No Longer Works, and Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey will love the compassionate approach of Caregiving Both Ways.

Focus on the Family Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Focus on the Family Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones
Author : Henry Holstege
Publisher : Tyndale House Pub
Total Pages : 558
Release : 2004-10-01
ISBN 10 : 141430160X
ISBN 13 : 9781414301600
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus on the Family Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones Book Description:

Offers support to caregivers of the elderly, covering everything from understanding the physical and mental changes of aging to handling finances, making medical decisions, getting help, and dealing with end-of-life issues.

African Americans Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

African Americans Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia
Author : Angela Dumas
Publisher :
Total Pages : 40
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1246682337
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Americans Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia Book Description:

Alzheimer's is a progressive neurogenerative disease and is the most common cause of dementia. There are approximately 50 million people, worldwide living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and five million are Americans (Alzheimer's Association, 2018). By the year 2050, approximately 14 million people could be living with Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia. There are approximately 16 million informal caregivers living in the United States caring for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias (Alzheimer's Association, 2018). The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the experience's African American family member caregivers caring for a loved one with dementia because African Americans have been under represented in previous research. A qualitative exploratory study was conducted. The participant was interviewed in a setting most comfortable. An in-depth, semi-structured interview was conducted. The participant was asked 10 open-ended questions. The participant was African American, a primary caregiver, and loved one has Vascular dementia. Deductive coding was utilized to code the interview which is a "top-down approach to coding qualitative data using pre-set coding schemes. There were five themes were identified: caregiver burden, culture, communication, support, and life being placed on hold. The findings showed caregiving does change the caregiver's life and has some challenges. Caregivers need support from family and friends, as well as community resources when they become a primary caregiver for a loved one with dementia. Also, support allows the caregiver's time for self-care and time to meet their own basic needs, it decreases the burden that caregivers often feel. The caregiver's life can change drastically when becoming a primary caregiver for a loved one with dementia.